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Blackpool 1-3 Wigan Athletic

Wigan inflicted a first home defeat in 11 league matches on Blackpool as Chey Dunkley struck twice at Bloomfield Road.

Blackpool were gifted an eighth-minute lead after a defensive mix-up as Dunkley tried to head the ball back to his keeper but put it over the advancing Jamie Jones and Kyle Vassell prodded in on the line.

Nick Powell almost hit back after 16 minutes but fired straight at Ryan Allsop from the edge of the area.

But Wigan, unbeaten now in six league games, were level in first-half stoppage time, as Dunkley made amends by bundling the ball in from close range after Jay Spearing had made a goalline block.

And Paul Cook's side had the lead after 54 minutes, with Gavin Massey's shot breaking to Dunkley again and the defender poking in from six yards.

The Latics sealed victory 10 minutes from time as David Perkins calmly slotted in left-footed from 12 yards against his former side.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 26Allsop
  • 2Mellor
  • 6Aimson
  • 16Tilt
  • 23Daniel
  • 8D'AlmeidaBooked at 40minsSubstituted forLongstaffat 63'minutes
  • 20Turton
  • 44Spearing
  • 30Delfouneso
  • 7VassellSubstituted forClaytonat 25'minutesSubstituted forGnanduilletat 80'minutes
  • 17Solomon-Otabor

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 3Taylor
  • 10Clayton
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 15Longstaff
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 24Cooke

Wigan

  • 23Jones
  • 2ByrneBooked at 70mins
  • 3Elder
  • 5Morsy
  • 6Power
  • 10ToneyBooked at 40minsSubstituted forPerkinsat 73'minutes
  • 11MasseySubstituted forRobertsat 84'minutes
  • 17Jacobs
  • 22Dunkley
  • 25PowellBooked at 69minsSubstituted forHuntat 90+2'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 33Burn

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 21Thomas
  • 24Hunt
  • 26James
  • 31Sarkic
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,817

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home4
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 1, Wigan Athletic 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Wigan Athletic 3.

Booking

Noel Hunt (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Noel Hunt (Wigan Athletic).

Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Noel Hunt replaces Nick Powell.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Gary Roberts (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Gary Roberts replaces Gavin Massey.

Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 1, Wigan Athletic 3. David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Jacobs.

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Max Clayton.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. David Perkins replaces Ivan Toney.

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Clayton (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Michael Jacobs.

Attempt blocked. Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Booking

Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic).

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Will Aimson.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury1511402491537
2Wigan1511222992035
3Bradford158342418627
4Charlton148332216627
5Rotherham158162819925
6Blackburn137241910923
7Oxford Utd156542618823
8Scunthorpe156541511423
9Blackpool146442018222
10Peterborough146352421321
11Fleetwood146352323021
12Portsmouth156271919020
13Southend155551926-720
14Walsall154742123-219
15MK Dons155461722-519
16Bristol Rovers156092329-618
17Rochdale153751518-316
18Doncaster154381720-315
19Wimbledon15438916-715
20Oldham144372331-815
21Bury143381621-512
22Northampton153391226-1412
23Gillingham15258919-1011
24Plymouth152491123-1210
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